Going plastic free. Living sustainably isn't as hard as you think.
Living sustainably isn't as hard as you think, here are 6 easy habits you can start today.
The amount of plastic waste generated worldwide since the outbreak is estimated at 1.6 million tonnes a day. According to Science Direct’s data the pandemic will reverse the momentum of the years-long global battle to reduce plastic waste pollution.
We can all be part of the solution by choosing to refuse single use plastics as much as possible.
That means no straws, no shopping bags and no takeaway coffee without a keep cup. But there are a load more ways you can make an impact at home, school, work and in your community.
Challenge yourself to take up some of these habits:
- Shop at a farmers market or buy loose fruit and veg instead of pre-packaged ones.
- Buy naked beauty products like soap and shampoo bars instead of regular liquid pumps.
- Go plastic free for your dental needs - switch your toothbrush to bamboo and find floss that is packaged in cardboard not plastic.
- Find an alternative to cling wrap - use beeswax or store leftovers in glass jars.
- Complete a bin audit - make sure you're not throwing away items that can be recycled or composted.
- Clean up your street - if you see rubbish in your street pick it up before it ends up in the waterways and encourage your neighbours to do the same.
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These new habits might feel small, but they add up fast. We can all positively impact plastic pollution.